My post is a little late this week, but I guess if you’re reading this anytime other than Monday morning it doesn’t matter much. Haha I have a reasonably good excuse though. Last Thursday night I fell on some ice and broke my leg. So, I’m hobbling around with crutches in a big old cast waiting for a surgery date. FUN!!! That to say that my “where will I be” section that’s normally in my newsletter won’t be overly populated for some time. I even missed out on Poutine Beavertails. However, La Poutine Week continues until Thursday! If anyone wants to delivery some to me, I live in Greely. ?
It’s another strong week on the theatre side this week with many different options around town. The Gladstone continues week two of their double bill with “Weird: The Witches of Macbeth” followed by “#faustus” playing Tuesday – Saturday. The Wedding Party continues at the NAC for its final week, you can catch the ASNY production of Beauty and the Beast at Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe, and Sock ‘n’ Buskin Theatre finishes their two-weekend run of “The Mousetrap.”
As for sports, well….Tom Brady eh? Who would have guessed?? Oh wait…EVERYONE! I don’t hate him like many people, but it’s just a little boring watching them win or at least show up I the Super Bowl every single year. Anyway, football is now over for a while, and we can go back to our last place Sens. They have two home games this week, the first on Thursday night against the Anaheim Ducks, and the second on Saturday against the visiting Winnipeg Jets.
There’s some great live entertainment this week in Ottawa. The big show of the week is the WWE Live event in town on Friday at the Canadian Tire Centre. No major (non-winterlude) concerts this week to talk about, but there are still some great shows to pass along. Alanna Stirling is playing Wednesday at the new Queen Street Fare, or on the same night, you can catch Terra Lightfoot at the Algonquin Commons Theatre. Also, the one and only White Cowboy Oklahoma are playing at Mavericks on Friday night!! If you’re a fan of Deep Purple, ZZ Top or Frank Zappa, you definitely need to check these guys out!! Finally, Babylon presents DJ Jazzy Jeff live on Friday night.
Like I said, the concert listing didn’t include Winterlude. Winterlude is happening in a big way this week!! The Ice Dragon Boat races are back this year on Friday and Saturday. The weather is looking better for them this year than their first year (see my hilarious video here) when the ice was a little slushy to say the least. There are even more activities happening around that festival than ever before. You’ll have to check out their website for a full listing but the concerts include Bedouin Soundclash on Friday night and Dear Rouge on Saturday night. Icecade on Sparks street continues all weekend, and my absolute favourite, the Byward Market Stew Cookoff is happening Friday at Lunch. I have been to this cook-off many times and it’s crowded, but so worth it!! The stews are incredible!! You must take time off around lunch and you’re your way to the market but arrive early as the lines start around 10:30am. Another great event taking place around Winterlude is the Bank Street Fire and Ice Festival. You really need to have a look and take in this popular event!
Have a look at my weekly calendar for all of this week’s events:
Where will I be?
Looks like I’m not leaving the couch this week. Any Netflix suggestions?
Last week, I was invited out to the Gladstone Theatre to see Weird: The Witches of Macbeth and #Faustus. You can read my review of both shows by clicking here.
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